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Local News – May 8, 2018

Woman Found

(SW Harbor) – Police in Southwest Harbor found a woman reported missing from her Litchfield home.  They took 77-year old Jacka Beckwith to the hospital for a checkup.  Relatives reported her missing yesterday and said she suffers from memory issues.  Her car was spotted early yesterday morning when she stopped in Baileyville to ask for directions.  A few hours later police spotted Beckwith’s car in Southwest Harbor.


Tree Lawsuit

(Camden) – A Camden couple has filed suit against their neighbor asking that a judge order the neighbor remove trees from her property that block their view of the waterfront.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports Raymond and Wendy Anderson filed the suit last month in a Knox County court.  The Anderson say their neighbor, Judy McCoy planted 21-evergreen trees that will grow 30-feet tall and block their view of Camden’s harbor.  They call the trees a spite fence and claim they will reduce their property’s value.  The Anderson’s have asked the judge to order McCoy to remove the trees and pay for court costs.


Dispatcher Awards

(Ellsworth) Two dispatchers with the Hancock County Regional Communications Center received honors last week from the National Emergency Number Association. Dispatcher Erik Fitch was a co-winner of the Critical Incident Award for assisting state police with a kidnapping case last November. RCC director Bobby Conary says that Fitch helped police locate the victim by reviewing photos on her social media page that she left as clues to her whereabouts. Also dispatcher Megan Kelley received the Silent Hero Award. Conary says last summer during Hancock County’s busy season Kelley stepped up while the RCC was short staffed. He says Kelley deserved to be recognized for her behind-the-scenes hard work.


Deputy Cole’s Funeral

(Bangor) – Thousands packed Bangor’s Cross Center to bid god speed and farewell to a Deputy Sheriff from Somerset County killed in the line of duty last month.  Eugene Cole’s funeral drew law enforcement officers from across the nation and a crowd estimated at 36-hundred.  Cole died in April when a 28-year old man allegedly shot him in the neck during an early morning confrontation in Norridgewock.  Video footage from Cole’s cruiser showed John Williams using the cruiser during a robbery at a convenience store.  He led police on a 4-day manhunt near where he was raised.  Williams remains jailed awaiting formal grand jury charges and a trial.


ANP Totals

(Bar Harbor) A new report by the National Park Service shows that the 3-and-a-half-million visits to Acadia National Park last year resulted in $284-million-dollars in visitor spending in the local region. That spending supported more than 41-hundred jobs and reportedly had a $338-million-dollar cumulative benefit to the local economy.


ANP Passes-Sale

(Ellsworth) You can now purchase weekly vehicle entrance passes for Acadia National Park at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center among other places. The price for a weekly pass now thru the end of this month is $25. Beginning June 1st thru the remainder of the 2018 season the weekly price will be $30. Passes can be purchased in-person at the Ellsworth Chamber on High Street during regular business hours.


Mom’s Day Run

(Prospect Harbor) The Acadia Community Woman’s Club has organized a Mother’s Day 5K for this Sunday. Rain or shine, runners and walkers will take off from the Peninsula Grammar School at 9 AM. Proceeds will fund summer camp for kids, and a college scholarship for residents of Winter Harbor or Gouldsboro. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 on race morning.




  • Philadelphia 76ers 103  Boston Celtics 92 (Celtics lead playoff series 3-1)
  • The Red Sox send Drew Pomeranz to the mound in Yankee Stadium against the 2nd place Yankees.  Boston has a 1-game lead over New York.

High School Baseball

George Stevens 5  DI/Stonington 3

Sumner 19  Narraguagus 1

Central 4 Bucksport 2

Dexter 10 Mattanawcook 0

Hampden 5 Brunswick 2

Brewer 9 Belfast 1


MDI 7 Ellsworth 3

Bucksport 8 Central 3

George Stevens 10 DI/Stonington 9

Narraguagus 17  Sumner 3

Brewer 16 Belfast 0

Messalonskee 8 Bangor 5

Hampden 8 Brunswick 7